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GAIN Capital Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Your work life balance is respected and you are expected to work hard and rest well (in 7 reviews)

  • Good place to start after college (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I have worked at GC for a long time now and one thing that has never changed is the disgusting way that Senior management treat their staff (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay-rate, slow paced work environment, not a ton going on for a back office role (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor employee retention"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning opportunities for self motivated individuals.

    Cons

    No focus on employee career development
    Few opportunities for growth and lateral movement within departments

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Annonymus in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Annonymus in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best thing "was" about this company their people who helped to make Gain Capital grow and with recent city index acquisition due to wrong management selection made those right skilled people leave the company.

    --Great business users and still 2 or 3 right leaders left in technology if they keep on making wrong selection eventually they will loose them as well.

    Cons

    --Lack of vision, clarity and can't work cross geography and some individuals on wrong position trying to make it competition which is good if it works in companies favour produce better result, but unfortunately that's not the case and delays the work or creates roadblocks to others

    --Instead of fixing leadership issue who can't make cross teamwork, they are going towards separating them (Really??, In world of having tons of offshore team culture and as a company we are growing can't make same company people work together)
    --You might be selected as team lead but no power to make a decision for underperformer or over achiever to give them career growth.

    Advice to Management

    --Value your right people and choose right leadership who can set examples to team and also team has faith in them, not based on who any individual feels comfortable with or which platform we are sticking with

    --Train your old timers who has right attitude but needs some refreshing skills to support future vision

    --Get some external leadership for technology who can set example and realign the org structure before you loose all of your skilled people and left with bunch of underperformers

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Be wary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Currency Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Currency Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to make decent commissions.

    Cons

    No structure to management. Frat boy mentality, at 35 years old.

    Advice to Management

    Check on your sales managers.


  4. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work especially if your starting out. Al lot of employees who left Gain Capital used Gain Capital as a stepping stone to find more lucrative jobs in various fortune 500 companies

    Cons

    Like any other company you have to deal with corporate politics

    Advice to Management

    keep innovating


  5. "Client Services Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Associate in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Client Services Associate in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great communication from top to bottom. there is a ton of respect amongst the employees and each department is really committed to working together.

    Cons

    not really any major issues. not a ton of upward mobility. create a better way to report sick days also update some of the hardware

    Advice to Management

    reinvest profits in to some newer computers but for the most part keep on doing what youre doing no complaints over here.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Other than some good people, most upper management are weasels.

    Cons

    Anyone above Manager level needs to go; horrible environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the morons working there, which is about 80% of the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Gain Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forex Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Forex Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GAIN Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start out of college

    Cons

    Company unclear on objectives at times.

    Advice to Management

    invest more into employee training

  8. "Great company to start and learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people and great managers

    Cons

    Lower pay, not many internal opportunities


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Awful Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAIN Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nothing is good about this place anymore.

    Cons

    Stealing employees accrued PTO is clearly unethical.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and remember the firm's core values that you are trying to promote.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bedminster, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    N/a. Stay away from this company.

    Cons

    Low pay. Greedy senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


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